Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on a tour of France, Germany, and Canada, meeting all sorts of important people and making important decisions.
But hands down the most important thing he's done is this: He has captured the sheer terror of an ignored handshake.
That's right. While him and Chancellor Merkel publicly spoke about India's and Germany's burgeoning relationship, this magic went unreported.
"Let me assure you that Germany stands ready to develop this partnership,” Merkel said. HOW TO REST ASSURED AFTER THIS???
Think of every moment in your life when you've been let down by someone you trusted. Here it is.
Think of all those high-fives left hanging. Those waves gone unreciprocated.
Every ignored phone-call. Every WhatsApp that was "read" and not replied to.
THINK OF EVERY REJECTION LETTER. THINK OF THE PROSPECT OF DYING ALONE.
I thought I should add that, of course, the two did go on to shake hands (but that initial heart-stopping miss is still unforgettable and unforgivable). According to several YouTube uploads of a longer video of the incident –